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Following her striptease moves on national TV, Bristol Palin has demonstrated once again the values she learned from her wonderful parents. As noted in the following article:

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/05/bristol-palin-profiteer-teen-pregnancy/

Ms. Palin was paid 7x what her nonprofit actually donated to the teen pregnancy cause. Seems to me that she might have "earned" $35K and donated $200K+, but the Palin family seems to exhibit different values than I.

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tbaker 3 years ago

Scott 3460 is just another liberal / progressive who is angry about someone earning a living. Nothing to see here...

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TheYetiSpeaks 3 years ago

Don't understand the fascination with bashing the Palins. Let me get this straight: Bristol, a member of the teen pregnancy club was presented a perfectly legal money making venture....and took it? Oh the humanity. No other teens/young adults would do those things! Get over it. Find someone who actually matters to pick on.....I don't know, like Congress.

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Benjamin Roberts 3 years ago

Should Michelle Obama have donated everything over $35K from her part-time position as Vice President for Community and External Affairs at the University' of Chicago's Community Service Center, a non-profit organization? She was salaried at $273,618.

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workinghard 3 years ago

Bit off subject, but still about some single mothers. It really, really makes me mad when I see single unwed mothers living off of their kids. Knew one woman with two girls receiving SS payments because their father died. Also in the home was current boyfriend and child they had together. That is five people and the only income was the money those two girls received. Neither adults worked. Want to know why, because their wages would be garnished for child support that each owed from previous relationships and the other parent had custody. I know a couple of single women that the child support (result of a one night stand) is the only income. One woman has a 3 pack a day cigarette habit and smokes pot besides that. Guess where that child support goes. If the kid wasn't in school, she wouldn't get to eat. I don't think what Palin is doing is near as bad as these sleazy women.

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beatrice 3 years ago

jhf: "So Bristol makes a quarter of a million, Barak Obama made how much for his book? Baseball players make 8-10 million, Mick Jagger makes how much? CEOs makes tons of money while Nobel prizes winners get, what, a million? Can anybody say what someone else is worth?"

Did you notice that Bristol Palin is the only one on your list who earned her money from a non-profit, charity-based organization? Not saying Bristol was the one in the wrong, as I stated earlier, but just thought that was worth pointing out. A more appropriate comparison would be to ask about the amount athletes, actors, Obama, CEOs, Nobel prize winners and Mick Jagger made while making public service announcements or doing any other form of charity work.

Another thought is this -- isn't having Bristol Palin talking about avoiding teen pregnancy a bit like having Keith Richards be the spokesman against drug use?

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Roland Gunslinger 3 years ago

Another thing people are overlooking: She still has to pay her "staff" if you will. The address listed on the tax form 711 H street in Anchorage. If I remember correctly form my years living in Anchorage that's right across the street from the Marriot. And I believe that building housed several law offices.

So you can guess 10% went to her lawyer. Probably another 10% went to her agent. 25% taken in taxes. Already you're down to $117K from what was at one point $262K.

Ever lived in Anchorage? Do you know how expensive it is? I do. My first apartment there was a one bedroom POS. I think I was paying about $850 a month for it- and that was over 15 years ago.

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jhawkinsf 3 years ago

So Bristol makes a quarter of a million, Barak Obama made how much for his book? Baseball players make 8-10 million, Mick Jagger makes how much? CEOs makes tons of money while Nobel prizes winners get, what, a million? Can anybody say what someone else is worth?

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pizzapete 3 years ago

Bristol is a great spokesperson. The organization can point to her and say "don't do that". What more could they ask for.

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Cait McKnelly 3 years ago

250K to be a paid spokeswoman for a charity is a bit much. What did Bristol bring to the table for that money? 1. Her name. 2. Being the most spectacular example of failure of (and poster child for) "abstinence only" sex education. 3. Her name. Oh and 4. Her name. Most "real" stars who do "real" PSAs, such as Brangelina and Sarah McClachlan, do so for free. They donate their talent, their name and their face to support the charity. If, for contractual reasons, they must be paid, they receive going union rate which is only about 6k for what amounts to a couple of hours of work. Certainly not 250K. The real truth is Bristol Palin is pimping out her name. Not surprising. It would most certainly be nice if every teenage mother in this country could receive 250k just for making a 3 minute PSA.

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tange 3 years ago

Well, I, for one, fully trust Bristol now to to step up to the plate and donate the lioness' share of the quarter-plus million dollars she "earned" in the name of charity to any of a number forward-looking social initiatives.

/ really, I do. really.

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Roland Gunslinger 3 years ago

From the Candie's Foundation website:

"The Candie’s Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to shape the way youth in America think about teen pregnancy and parenthood.!!!!!We are an operating foundation rather than a grant-making foundation. !!!!! The foundation develops and runs communication campaigns to raise awareness about, and motivate teens to prevent, teen pregnancy. (added emphasis is mine)

They don't exist for the purpose of making grants, but charities do that sometimes, and they awarded a couple of small ones. That shouldn't be compared against what they spend toward their actual purpose.

This one exists specifically to create informative PSAs, which seems to be exactly what it is doing. They hired her as a celebrity spokesperson and they're paying her accordingly, and then paying for airtime for their PSAs.

So what exactly is wrong here?

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Roland Gunslinger 3 years ago

Also note we don't know when the work was done and when the ad campaign went out. She could have filmed her ads in December and they didn't air until 2010. They haven't released their 2010 tax returns yet so who knows... maybe her work, which she earned $262K brought in a substantial amount of donations which lead to larger payout to teen pregnancy organizations.

Also note this is just what they gave away. Alot of what the foundation does is ad campaigns against teen pregnancy. Just because the money is being given directly to other organizations doesn't mean it's not being spent on education. The ads I've seen on MTV by this foundation do educate. That right there is an expense- paying for the ads- creation and air time.

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Roland Gunslinger 3 years ago

Bea- not her fault. She's just a paid spokeswoman. The foundation was started by Neil Cole. The owner of the Candie's line of fashion.

Bristol has as much say in how the foundation spends its money as the guy who plays Ronald McDonald does with McDonald's.

This attack blog should be aimed at Neil Cole, not Bristol Palin.

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Benjamin Roberts 3 years ago

"Seems to me that she might have "earned" $35K and donated $200K+, but the Palin family seems to exhibit different values than I."

Since you have inserted yourself in as a moral comparative ... exactly how much money have you donated towards teen pregnancy education? What percentage of your income was your donation?

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Flap Doodle 3 years ago

Saw the headline & thought it was about Bill Ayers and Barry Soetoro. Never mind.

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tange 3 years ago

"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree..."

Hedge?

The online commentary is golden, where it remains. ("This comment was flagged for review....") ("This comment was flagged for review....") ("This comment was flagged for review....")

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tomatogrower 3 years ago

Yes, but notice she didn't do any volunteer work. Her family and she are in it for the money. That's why her mom quit as governor. It didn't pay enough. She wanted to keep those clothes that the McCain campaign bought for her. None of this dowdy stuff she can afford on a governor's salary. That's the conservative religion - money. They would have hated Jesus. Think of the fortune he would have made if he had kissed up to the Romans.

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beatrice 3 years ago

Is that Bristol's fault, or the fault of those in charge of the non-profit? Did she start this non-profit -- is it her charity, or was she hired by them? Those are the important questions in a situation like this. At any rate, the charity needs to have its non-profit status stripped for gross misuse of funds.

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